IN­SECT MEAL the fu­ture for aquar­ium fish foods

In­sect meal is a game-chang­ing new in­gre­di­ent that has a whole host of ben­e­fits – both for fish and for the en­vi­ron­ment.

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Fishscience is proud to be at the fore­front of de­vel­op­ing fish foods with in­sect meal and has a wide range of both aquar­ium and pond foods that use this nu­tri­tious in­gre­di­ent. The com­pany was formed with the aim of pro­vid­ing high-qual­ity and en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly fish foods made from nat­u­ral in­gre­di­ents. it was ob­vi­ous that most of the fish kept in aquar­i­ums and ponds are not fish eaters, and yet most of the foods they are given are based on ‘fish meal’. Fishscience wanted to pro­duce foods that recre­ated the diet fish would eat in the wild and so re­placed most of the fish meal with in­sect meal made from black sol­dier fly lar­vae, Her­me­tia il­lu­cens.

What are the ben­e­fits of in­sect meal?

 it’s what fish eat. Fish have evolved over mil­lions of years to con­sume in­sect lar­vae and adults. This means they are able to di­gest and process in­sect meal very ef­fi­ciently, re­sult­ing in good food con­ver­sion rates and less waste, which in turn leads to health­ier fish and health­ier wa­ter.

 They like it. Whether it’s the taste or the smell, there’s some­thing about foods made with in­sect meal that trig­gers a great feed­ing re­sponse from most fish. even species known to be finicky feed­ers quickly take to Fishscience foods with in­sect meal.  it’s en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly and sus­tain­able.

The in­sect meal used in Fishscience foods is pro­duced in europe, with the black sol­dier fly lar­vae be­ing fed on a diet of waste fruit and veg­eta­bles, to­gether with other waste or­ganic ma­te­ri­als. They are very ef­fi­cient, with 1kg of in­sect lar­vae pro­duced from only 1.5kg of food – and even the waste from this process is used as a soil fer­tiliser. com­pare this to fish­meal – in many cases sourced from the sea with a host of en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues.

Nat­u­ral in­gre­di­ents

The com­mit­ment to nat­u­ral in­gre­di­ents in Fishscience foods goes be­yond the use of in­sect meal. Fish can’t make their own colour, but have to con­sume the pig­ments as part of their diet. Fishscience foods con­tain nat­u­ral in­gre­di­ents such as pa­prika, krill, shrimp, spir­ulina al­gae, chlorella al­gae, pur­ple car­rot and grass meal to pro­vide these pig­ments and en­sure your fish are as colour­ful as na­ture in­tended.

Fishscience foods also in­clude nat­u­ral in­gre­di­ents such as gar­lic, beta glu­cans from yeast, and omega oils, all of which sup­port the fish’s im­mune sys­tem and en­able it to func­tion ef­fec­tively.

Fishscience prod­ucts are tri­alled by lead­ing aquar­ists be­fore be­ing re­leased for gen­eral sale. in­put from both these aquar­ists and spe­cial­ist fish­keep­ing so­ci­eties en­sures the foods de­liver great re­sults, which is sup­ported by the num­bers of prize-win­ning fish that are fed on Fishscience foods.

 Fishscience foods are avail­able in over 300 stores across the UK. For more de­tails on the prod­ucts and stock­ists, fol­low Fishscience on Face­book @ Fishscience or go to

BE­LOW: Fishscience foods are en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly and sus­tain­able.

ABOVE: Foods made from in­sect meal trig­ger a great feed­ing re­sponse from most fish.

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